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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight - Movie Review


The Movie: Transformers: The Last Knight

The Director: Michael Bay

The Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Steve Buscemi, Omar Sy, Gemma Chan

The Story: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars 3 - Movie Review


The Movie: Cars 3

The Director: Brian Fee

The Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer

The Story: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

47 Meters Down - Movie Review


The Movie: 47 Meters Down

The Director: Johannes Roberts

The Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura

The Story: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

It Comes at Night - Movie Review


The Movie: It Comes at Night

The Director: Trey Edward Shultz

The Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ingrid Goes West (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review


The Movie: Ingrid Goes West

The Director: Matt Spicer

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen

The Story: Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks - Best of SIFF 2017


Another year of Seattle International Film Festival movies is in the books and it's once again time to figure out which were my favorite films and most beloved performances. This year, I had the privilege to watch over 30 films including six documentaries and 25 narrative features and there was no shortage of good options to choose from so narrowing it down was no easy task.

That being said, here are my picks for "Best of SIFF 2017".

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mr. Long (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Mr. Long

The Director: SABU

The Cast: Chang Chen, Shô Aoyagi, Yiti Yao, Runyin Bai

The Story: Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Escape Room (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Escape Room

The Director: Will Wernick

The Cast: Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower, Dan J. Johnson, John Ierardi, Kelly Delson, Billy Flynn

The Story: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Say You Will (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Say You Will

The Director: Nick Naveda

The Cast: Travis Tope, Katherine Hughes, Israel Broussard, Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes, Morgan Krantz, Adam Hagenbuch

The Story: A recent high school graduate cares for his mother and navigates his first relationship in the wake of his father's suicide.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Going to Brazil (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Going to Brazil

The Director: Patrick Mille

The Cast: Alison Wheeler, Vanessa Guide, Margot Bancilhon, Philippine Stindel, Patrick Mille

The Story: Four childhood friends reunite for a wedding in Rio, only to find themselves on the run through the Brazilian countryside after accidentally killing someone at a drug-fueled party.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Diamond Island (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Diamond Island

The Director: Davy Chou

The Cast: Sobon Noun, Cheanik Nov, Madeza Chhem, Mean Korn, Samnang Nut, Sophyna Meng, Jany Min, Samnang Khim, Batham Oun, Sreyleap Hang, Sreyroth Dom

The Story: An adolescent leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker only to be reunited with his missing older brother.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jungle Trap (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Jungle Trap

The Director: James Bryan

The Cast: Renee Harmon, Frank Neuhaus, Heidi Ahn, Tim de Haas, Bill Luce, Jan Vanderberg

The Story: Jungle Trap is a decapitation-fueled, shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths.

At the End of the Tunnel (Al final del túnel) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: At the End of the Tunnel (Al final del túnel)

The Director: Rodrigo Grande

The Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Federico Luppi, Clara Lago, Pablo Echarri, Uma Salduende

The Story: From his wheel chair, Joaquin discovers that his neighbors are digging a tunnel to rob the bank next to his apartment. He also finds out that the lady renting the room in his own house is an accomplice. He eventually realizes that he is in serious risk, and also in love.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wonder Woman - Movie Review


The Movie: Wonder Woman

The Director: Patty Jenkins

The Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewan Bremner, Euegene Brave Rock, Elena Anaya

The Story: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Soul on a String (Pi Sheng Shang De Hun) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Soul on a String

The Director: Yang Zhang

The Cast: Quni Ciren, Kimba, Siano Dudiom Zahi

The Story: A compassionate Buddhist embarks on a mystical quest through Tibet, pursued by black-traders and a man hell-bent on vengeance. Along the way they encounter mysterious travelers, among them a loyal elf, a love struck woman, and a mute psychic.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Come, Together (컴, 투게더) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: Come, Together (컴, 투게더)

The Director: Shin Dong-il

The Cast: Lee Hye-eun, Im Hyeong-gook, Chae Bin, Kim Jae-rok, Han Kyung-hyun

The Story: In a highly competitive South Korean culture, a middle aged couple and their daughter each face a crisis of adversity and, while they drift farther apart, come to realize that family is the only thing that really matters.

God of War (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: God of War

The Director: Gordon Chan

The Cast: Sammo Hung, Vincent Zhao, Regina Wan, Yasuaki Kurata, Keisuke Koide

The Story: During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review



The Movie: The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

The Director: Shane Abbess

The Cast: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Temuera Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Teagan Croft

The Story: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Godspeed (路顺风) (SIFF 20147) - Movie Review



The Movie: Godspeed (路顺风)

The Director: Chung Mong-Hong

The Cast: Michael Hui, Na-Dou Lin, Leon Dai, Chung-Hua Tou, Matt Chung-tien Wu, Vincent Liang, Vithaya Pansringarm

The Story: A Taiwanese drug smuggler catches a ride with the wrong cab driver.

The Bar (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: The Bar

The Director: Álex de la Iglesia

The Cast: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi, Joaquín Climent, Jaime Ordóñez

The Story: A group of strangers are trapped inside a bar.

Terror 5 (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Terror 5

The Director: Sebastian Rotstein and Federico Rotstein

The Cast: Rafael Ferro, Jorge Prado, Gastón Cocchiarale, Walter Cornás, Lu Grasso, Julián Larquier, Agustín Rittano

The Story: Five gruesome, interwoven tales based on Argentinian urban legends.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Little Hours (SIFF 2017) - Capsule Review



The Movie: The Little Hours

The Director: Jeff Baena

The Cast: Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci

The Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Meatball Machine Kodoku (蠱毒 ミートボールマシン) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review


The Movie: Meatball Machine Kodoku (蠱毒 ミートボールマシン)

The Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura

The Cast: Yoji Tanaka, Yurisa, Takumi Saito

The Story: A long-awaited sequel to the internationally acclaimed full-throttle splatter sci-fi action horror "Meatball Machine".

TwoOhSix Interviews: Creating Time Trap with Directors Mark Dennis and Ben Foster (SIFF 2017)


The day after Time Trap's world premiere at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, I had a chance to sit down with directors Mark Dennis and Ben Foster for an in depth discussion on everything it took to put this film together. An hour later, I felt like these guys were the type of film makers who love making movies at least as much as I love watching them and that enthusiasm made for a very entertaining and informative interview.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks: SIFF at Shoreline!


The Seattle International Film Festival is celebrating its second year of screening films at Shoreline Community College. From May 26th to June 3rd, 26 different movies will be screened at the college's recently refurbished theater and I've picked the ones you do not want to miss.

The Last Animals (SIFF 2017) - Documentary Review



The Movie: The Last Animals

The Director: Kate Brooks

The Story: The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.

RIP Roger Moore

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R.I.P. Roger Moore

Moonraker is one of my very first all time favorite movies. It was my introduction to James Bond. It had anything and everything you could ever want in a movie. There was action, suspense, shooting, explosions, car chases, boat chases, nefarious villains, beautiful women, evil henchmen, expendable extras, space battles, laser guns, comedy, romance, spies, gadgets, weapons, animals, space shuttles, and so much more.

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Roger Moore will always be my favorite James Bond. His run as the character is one of the most entertaining in so many ways, but mostly because he added a certain comedic flair that edged just a little towards parody, but never strayed far from the essence of being the iconic super spy who had a knack for saving the world...and getting the girl in the process. He was a hero and a Hollywood superstar.

Thank you Mr. Moore for helping to instill a love of watching movies that goes deep into my heart and soul.

RIP

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Small Town Killers (Dræberne fra Nibe) (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Small Town Killers (Dræberne fra Nibe)

The Director: Ole Bornedal

The Cast:  Nicolas Bro, Ulrich Thomsen, Mia Lyhne, Lene Maria Christensen, Marcin Dorocinski, Gwen Taylor. Soren Malling

The Story: Two men decide to end their marriages, but when their wives decide to take them for all their money, they decide to hire a hit man to take them out once and for all.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

TwoOhSix Interviews (SIFF 2017) - The Farthest Director Emer Reynolds


During the first weekend of the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, I had an opportunity to sit down with Emer Reynolds to discuss her new documentary film, The Farthest, which is an in depth and entertaining exploration of the ongoing Voyager spacecraft mission. After watching the film, I was very excited to find out more about what went into creating this project and Ms. Reynolds was more than happy to tell me all about her latest passion project.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time Trap (SIFF 2017) - Movie Review



The Movie: Time Trap

The Director: Mark Dennis and Ben Foster

The Cast: Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon, Olivia Draguicevich, Max Wright, Hans Marrero

The Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

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